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DJ Syndrome: Beatmania GB2: Gacchamix FAQ
by J.T.Kauffman

0.01: Intro
0.02: Stage Flow 
_____Menu Translations:
_____Stage Flow:
0.03: Hidden Songs
_____Unlock Methods:
0.04: Song List
_____Song List:
_____English Translations:
0.05: Outro

0.01: Intro_________________________________________________

'DJ Syndrome' is the main tagline of the marketing campaign for 
Beatmania 4th Mix ~The Beat Goes On~. It's also now a series of guides 
to Beatmania, Dance Dance Revolution and the rest of the BEMANI series 
of rhythm games by Konami. While not comprehensive, it should begin to 
answer some of the questions that you might have about the games. 

Please note that this FAQ only covers the GameBoy release of Beatmania 
GB2: Gacchamix.  For a more comprehensive look at Beatmania and the rest 
of the BEMANI series, including things like Soundtracks (audio CDs), 
strategy guides, portable LCD games (the BEMANI Pocket games), and much 
much more, please check out my longer work titled DJ Syndrome: The 

All of the information contained in this FAQ is also available in the 
longer, more comprehensive work titled "DJ Syndrome: The BEMANI Series 
FAQ". This document is merely a scaled down version that only pertains 
to the GameBoy/Color release Beatmania GB2: Gacchamix (other versions of 
Beatmania, including GB1, the PSX, arcade, and WonderSwan versions, are 
_not_ covered).

Title:   Beatmania GB2: Gacchamix
System:  GameBoy Color/GameBoy

Intro:   The sequel to the successful Beatmania GB, Gacchamix takes 
songs from the PSX Gottamix & the LCD AnisonMix, borrows a few from 
popular musicians, and throws some original tunes into the mix. 
Gacchamix also sports one of the oddest setups in the series, with the 
songs grouped by type (Band, J-Girl Pop, etc.) and playable in any order 
(5 songs in each type). As with it's predacessor, Gacchamix shows that 
you don't need CD-quality sound to be fun.

0.02: Stage Flow___________________________________________

_____Menu Translations: 

Title screen:
 - Game Start -
 -   Free     - 
 - 2P Battle  -
 -  Options   -
 - Password   - 

Game Start screen:
 -   Normal   - 
 -   Expert   -

Course Select screen (follows Game Start screen):
 - J-Girl Course   - 
 - Band Course     -  
 - Idol Course     - 
 - Anison Course   - 
 - Gottamix Course - 

Free screen:
 -   Normal   -
 -   Hidden   - 
 -   Random   -
 -   Auto     - 

Free (after completing a song) sceen:
 - Sound Select - 
 -   Continue   - 
 -     Exit     -

2P Battle screen:
(unknown - I don't know anyone else that has the game, so I've never 
played this mode... I'd be happy to translate if someone wants to write 
down the characters and email them to me, though...)

Options screen:
 - Game Level  - >  Normal /  Hard / Easy  <
 -   Control   - >  A Type / B Type / C Type  <
 - Game Config - >  Full Button / 5 Button / 3 Button / 2 Button  <
(the leftmost option is the default - press right to scroll through the 
remaining options in the correct order)

_____Stage Flow:

[note: the stage flow for the Expert stages is tentative. Expert lists 
the song's stage number in Expert mode; Normal lists the song's stage 
number in Normal mode (all songs are available in all stages in Normal 

J-Girl Pop Course:
Expert   Normal    Title
1        All       Automatic          
2        All       Yumemiru Shoujyo Jyairarenai
3        All       Time Goes By       
4        All       Makenaide          
5        All       Friends*            

Band Course:
Expert   Normal    Title
1        All       Robinson           
2        All       Sasurai            
3        All       Over Drive         
4        All       Believe          
5        All       Rydeen*             

Idol Course:
Expert   Normal    Title
1        All       Yozora NOMUKOU     
2        All       Nagisa Nimatsuwaru Etc.
3        All       Catch You Catch Me 
4        All       Daite Hold On Me!  
5        All       Watashiga OBAsanni Nattemo*

Anison Course:
Expert   Normal    Title
1        All       Uchuusenkan Yamato 
2        All       Sutekinakun
3        All       Shouba! Gundam     
4        All       Tenshino Kyuuseku  
5        All       Ultraman no Uta*  

Gottamix Course:
Expert   Normal    Title
1        All       RVTK-1             
2        All       Miracle Moon       
3        All       Hunting For You    
4        All       Luv To Me (disco mix)
5        All       Genom Screams*      

*hidden song

0.03: Hidden Songs_________________________________________

_____Unlocking Methods:

As in all BEMANI series games, there are hidden songs in Gacchamix. 
They're easy enough to get, though... Note that the song will become 
available in Free Mode, as well as in the Course, the game after 
unlocking it.

Song Title                   To Unlock...
Friends                      clear J-Girl Pop Course  
Rydeen                       clear Band Course
Watashiga OBAsanni Nattemo   clear Idol Course
Ultraman no Uta              clear Anison Course
Genom Screams                clear Gottamix Course


Of course, if you don't feel like completing a stage to unlock a song, 
you can also cheat and use these passwords:

MELODIOUS   J-Girl Pop Course cleared; unlocks Friends
GROOVY      Band Course cleared; unlocks Rydeen 
SPLENDID    Idol Course cleared; unlocks Watashiga OBAsanni Nattemo
SUPERCOOL   Anison Course cleared; unlocks Ultraman no Uta
WONDERFUL   Gottamix Course cleared; unlocks Genom Screams

0.04: Song List____________________________________________

[note: if multiple BPMs are listed, then it starts at the first number, 
then changes to the next number, then the next, etc. There is only one 
number in the Notes category since in 2 player mode the players play the 
same version of the song. Genre is the same as the Course (see above).]

[note2: The songs are in the order that they appear in Free Mode (which 
is the same as in the separate stages) - press down so that they flow in 
the right order. Past that, if you're trying to match songs and names 
and know _no_ Japanese, your best bet here is to match up difficulties 
and use the course translations above...]

[note3: I hope you guys appreciate this, as many of the songs/artists 
have kanji in their names, and I have the kanji-reading ability of a 
Norwiegian cat, which meant that I spent a few hours looking all (but 
one) of these kanji up. OK, maybe I'm not _that_ bad (as a Norwiegian 
cat, that is), but still... ;) Anyway, some of the kanji readings may be 
off, due to my lack of knowledge... Finally, any katakana that I can't 
figure out the Romanization for, or names that are in katakana, will be 
in all caps.]

Song Title         Artist            Genre        Diff.  BPM    Notes
Automatic          Utada HIKARU      J-Girl Pop   **     94     216
Yumemiru Shoujyo   Oda Tetsuro       J-Girl Pop   ***    159    268
Time Goes By       Igarashi Mitsuru  J-Girl Pop   ***    84     188
Makenaide          Oda Tetsuro       J-Girl Pop   *****  126    297
Friends            Dobashi Yasukifu  J-Girl Pop   ***    158    225
Robinson           Kusano Masamune   Band         *      111    108
Sasurai            Okuda Minsei      Band         *      119    115
Over Drive         Takuya            Band         ***    148    230
Believe            Luna Sea          Band         ****   150    221
Rydeen             TakahashiYUKIHIRO Band         *****  144    270
Yozora NOMUKOU     Kawamura Yuuka    Idol         **     106    173
Nagisa Nimatsuwaru Okuda Minsei      Idol         **     129    173
Catch You Catch Me Hiroshige Kami    Idol         ***    128    217
Daite Hold On Me!  Tsunku            Idol         ***    125    264 
Watashiga OBAsanni Saitou Hideo      Idol         ****   126    312
Uchuusenkan Yamato Miyagawa Yutaka   Anison       **     141    218
Sutekinakun        Miki Hiraji       Anison       **     161    247
Shouba! Gundam     Watanabe Takeo    Anison       ***    144    224
Tenshino Kyuuseku  Yabuki Toshiro    Anison       *****  148    248 
Ultraman no Uta    Miyauchi Kokurou  Anison       ***    132    214
RVTK-1             Dub-GB            Gotta/BigBeat*      91     151
Miracle Moon       Hiroyuki Togo     Gotta/       **     128    236
                                      J-Garage Pop
Hunting For You    Hiroyuki Togo     Gotta/R&B    ***    105    177
Luv To Me          tiger YAMATO      Gotta/       ****   154    289
 (disco mix)                          Eurobeat
Genom Screams      L.E.D.Light       Gotta/Trance *****  150    422

_____English Translations:

As you may have noted, many of the songs are in Japanese. This is merely 
a translation of the song's titles into English, with the best of my 
ability (which isn't that great, I'll warn you right now, so some of 
these may be pretty off...) English is the song's English translation, 
while In Game is how it appears in game (a few of the songs are already 
in English) - again, katakana is in all caps. The Gottamix Course is not 
listed as all of the songs are already in English.

J-Girl Pop Course:
English:                    In Game:
Automatic                   Automatic
Little Girls Dream ??       Yumemiru Shoujyo Jyairarenai
Time Goes By                Time Goes By
Don't Be Defeated           Makenaide          
Friends                     FURENZU

Band Course:
English:                    In Game:
Robinson                    ROBINSEN
??                          Sasurai
Over Drive                  Over Drive
Believe                     Believe
Rydeen                      Rydeen

Idol Course:
English:                    In Game:
Night Sky NOMUKOU           Yozora NOMUKOU
Beach ?? Etc.               Nagisa Nimatsuwaru ETOSETORA
Catch You Catch Me          Catch You Catch Me
Hold Me Hold On Me!         Daite Hold On Me!
My Aunt Became Too (??)     Watashiga OBAsanni Nattemo

Anison Course:
English:                    In Game:
Space Battleship Yamato     Uchuusenkan Yamato
Beautiful Boy               Sutekinakun
Soar! Gundam                Shouba! Gandamu
The Angel Breathes Easy     Tenshino Kyuuseku      
Ultraman's Song             Ultraman no Uta  

0.05: Outro________________________________________________


v.0.90 25nov99: still technically pre-release
      Cut and pasted info on Beatmania GB2: Gacchamix from my BEMANI 
      Series FAQ to create this document, which deals only with 

_____Trademark/Copyright Info:

Beatmania, BEMANI, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Freaks, Pop'n'Music, 
Drummania, Rap Freaks, Dance!Dance!Dance!, GooGooSoundy, and all 
versions/mixes are copyright/trademarked by Konami Computer 
Entertainment Japan. All other copyrights are properties of their 
respective owners. 

This document is copyright J.T.Kauffman 1999 and cannot be reproduced 
for profit in any form. It can be freely distributed over the internet 
as long as it is unaltered and is only distributed on free (i.e. non-
subscription) sites. If you do choose to post this document on your 
site, please email me to let me know.


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since 25nov99
Shibata, Miyagi, Japan

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